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Animal Welfare, Conservation and Biodiversity in the French Media

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Villeneuve d'Ascq - FRANCE
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A translation project by students in the MéLexTra master's degree in translation at the University of Lille. The blog provides a press review consisting of English translations of a broad range of French articles on a different news topic every year. This year's project concerns animal welfare and conservation in francophone culture. (Image: Association Française pour l'Information Scientifique, "Covid-19 et biodiversité", 11/10/2020, https://www.afis.org/Covid-19-et-biodiversite).
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